Stay-In-Fest and the Bank Holiday are already in the rearview mirror, and we’re now inching toward autumn, and the usual packed release schedule as things ramp up again. Today I bring you a fully updated events listing, a host of releases today on Bandcamp Friday, and the first of my interviews from Stay-In-Fest fully transcribed.
In the meantime, here’s the usual wrap of new music and suchlike this week.
/Livestreams and new releases 17-Sep 2021
/Welcome to the Future/187
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Look out, in a few months time, for the usual /amodelofcontrol.com round-up of 2021 – /Countdown. I’ll be looking at the best albums, best tracks, and best compilations and re-issues, on the Tuesdays in December up to Christmas.
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon.
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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases announced this week
65daysofstatic / MIMIK /Bandcamp
The latest EP from the 65dos Wreckage Systems project
Matter / Raw Material /Bandcamp
A new release on ant-zen that takes in analogue electronics and rhythmic noise (and it’s great).
Martina Topley-Bird / Forever I Wait /Bandcamp
The first new album in a long time from this vocalist.
Sneaker Pimps / Squaring The Circle /Bandcamp
We’ve waited even longer for a new Sneaker Pimps album, but I can’t help but feel that it’s all a bit underwhelming.
Crystal Geometry / Distressing Visions /Bandcamp
One of the most enthralling artists working in the blurred lines between industrial and techno returns.
Meta Meat / infrasupra /Bandcamp
Not got round to listening to this one yet (it’s been a busy week), but tribal and first nation influences apparently wind around powerful industrial rhythms.
Alien Weaponry / Tangaroa /Bandcamp
One of the most striking young bands to surface in recent years, this young metal trio continue to fascinate as they integrate their Māori into fierce, slamming metal.
Carcass / Torn Arteries /Bandcamp
Talking of metal, the long-delayed new Carcass album is finally here.
Employed To Serve / Conquering /Bandcamp
The fourth album from the thrilling British hardcore band.
MONO / Pilgrimage of the Soul /Bandcamp
Japanese post-rock/post-metal band MONO have been going for well over two-decades now, and their eleventh album shows they still aren’t losing their touch.
Noise Unit / Deviator /Bandcamp
The first new Noise Unit album in sixteen years, that from the first few tracks, takes us back a bit further.
Various Artists / Forms of Hands 20 /Bandcamp
The 20th edition of the last word in noisy compilations.
Various Artists / Draven’s Mixtape:1994 Revisited /Bandcamp
Electronic Saviors turns to the Crow soundtrack for a quite great – and fascinating – modern look at an album that influenced so many.
Sofa / Source Crossfire /Bandcamp
The first ever release on Constellation gets a fresh look and much more.
Assemblage 23 / Failure (20th Anniversary Edition) /Bandcamp
Tom Shear’s breakthrough – and still much-loved – album gets a lavish reissue and remaster.
24-Sep 2021 / DJ Shadow / …Endtroducing (25) /Official Artist Store
This pioneering, still astounding album gets another reissue and remaster.
22-Oct 2021 / Cradle of Filth / Existence is Futile /Official Band Store
Cradle of Filth continue on their lone path.
29-Oct 2021 / Mastodon / Hushed and Grim /Bandcamp
The ninth (!) Mastodon album already?
29-Oct 2021 / LYCIA / COLD /Bandcamp
LYCIA’s legendary, landmark album gets a pretty vinyl reissue.
05-Nov 2021 / SPECTRES / Hindsight /Bandcamp
Recently interviewed by this site for Stay-In-Fest, this is the singles compilation they were talking about with me.
05-Nov 2021 / Barry Adamson / Steal Away EP /Bandcamp
His memoirs imminent, here’s a new EP too.
05-Nov 2021 / Emma Ruth Rundle / Engine of Hell /Bandcamp
Emma Ruth Rundle has been busy with collaborations of late, but back to solo work with this new album.
05-Nov 2021 / Radiohead / Kid Amnesiac /Bandcamp
Radiohead’s major turning point albums get a joint-reissue and expansion.
19-Nov 2021 / Exodus / Persona Non Grata /Bandcamp
Classic death metal from these originators.
17-Dec 2021 / Killing Joke / Killing Joke (2003) /Bandcamp
A “band-sanctioned” (which is interesting wording) vinyl release of their excellent 2003 comeback.
11-Feb 2022 / Frank Turner / FTHC /Bandcamp
Frank Turner returns with his promised new album.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
/Tuesday Ten/465 will come this week, and look out for more of my contributions on the Stay-In-Fest stream (those interviews will be added to /amodelofcontrol.com in the coming weeks).
/Tuesday Ten/464/Tracks of the Month/Aug 2021
The best tracks of the past month
/Talk Show Host/073/SPECTRES at Stay-In-Fest
The first of a number of interviews coming this month, this is with Vancouver band SPECTRES, recorded originally for Stay-In-Fest broadcast last week.
/Tuesday Ten/463/Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Songs about loneliness
/Tuesday Ten/462/A Time and A Place
Songs about landmarks
/Tuesday Ten/461/Cocktails for Two
Songs about cocktails.
/Tuesday Ten/460/Tracks of the Month/Jul 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Considering the risk of club and gig-going right now as things open up.
The last of my regular livestreams bows out, only one special left in August.
/Tuesday Ten/459/Don’t Fight It, Feel It
Songs with indeterminate themes.
The final /Stormblast in the current run.
/Tuesday Ten/458/Tracks of the Month/Jun 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Extreme metal every other Thursday
Back to the regular livestreams…